Glasgow Warriors: Peter Horne agrees deal extension until 2017

Glasgow Warriors fly-half Peter Horne in action against Leinster
Horne scored the opening try against Leinster in Saturday's Pro12 opener

Peter Horne has signed a new deal with Glasgow Warriors that will keep him at the Pro12 club until May 2017.

The Scotland international back, who can play centre or fly-half, scored the opening try in Glasgow's 22-20 win over Leinster on Saturday.

Horne, 24, has made 64 appearances for the Warriors since he made his debut against Ulster in March 2009.

"The club is going in the right direction - we've shown it over the last couple of years," said Horne.

Horne has scored a number of crucial tries for Warriors, including the winning touchdown against Northampton in the Heineken Cup two seasons ago.

He made his Scotland debut against Samoa on last year's summer tour to South Africa, and has gone on to win five caps for his country.

Peter Horne in action for Scotland
The 24-year-old featured in Scotland's summer tour win over Canada in June

"Since I joined the club I've progressed as a player, with the help of the coaches and the players around me and I want to keep progressing to become the best player I can be," said Horne.

"It's nice to feel wanted and it's great the club have put faith in me and it's the perfect place for me to develop.

"We've got a fantastic squad and they are my best friends and we hang out a lot.

"It's a brilliant place to be and I'm loving living in Glasgow, so for me it was a no brainer to sign this deal."

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: "It's fantastic news that Peter is staying at Scotstoun for another few years and this will give everyone at the club a big boost so early in the new season.

"He works really hard at his game and is improving all the time.

"Peter is a Scotland international with the ability to play at 10 and 12, so we are delighted he has committed his future to the club."

Meanwhile, Former Dalziel and Glasgow Hawks prop Gary Strain has signed a one-month training contract with Glasgow, after spending last season at Premiership side Newcastle Falcons.

Before joining Newcastle, the 26-year-old spent two seasons at RC Massy in France.

The former Scotland under-20 cap will be available to play for Glasgow Hawks, when he's not involved with Gregor Townsend's squad.

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